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  • But ... we've got Google

    But ... we've got Google
    Doorstop, makeshift weight, a decent step stool or an ironic dress: Phone books have many uses these days, but their intended purpose isn't always one of them. 1.2 million phone books have already been distributed this year to Chicago doorsteps. And Dex...
  • Jean Norris, creator of Twin Vision books for the blind, dies at 96

    Jean Norris overheard a comment by a blind woman in 1959 that broke her heart. The woman said she couldn't participate in one of the joys of parenting: bedtime reading. Norris, who was sighted and volunteered for a blind service organization, had an...
  • Two Texas women sue over 'Fifty Shades of Grey' profits

    Two Texas women sue over 'Fifty Shades of Grey' profits
    Two women in Texas are suing the owner of the Writers Coffee Shop, Amanda Hayward, for a share of the profits from "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James. The erotic novel was originally published by the tiny Australian e-book publisher and was already...
  • Carson may find politics is job for politicians

    Ben Carson is following in the footsteps of Walter Cronkite and Lee Iacocca as a nonpolitician being publicly mentioned as a candidate for the most political of jobs, the U.S. presidency. Carson, a retired physician at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions,...
  • Amazon and Hachette: The dispute in 13 easy steps

    Amazon and Hachette: The dispute in 13 easy steps
    An unusually public battle is being waged between Amazon and one of America's top five publishers, Hachette. Why the rancor? Here's what you need to know. 1. What is Hachette? Although Hachette publishes about 1,000 books a year, you've probably...
  • Learning a second language at any age may slow the brain's decline

    Learning a second language at any age may slow the brain's decline
    Bilingual education in schools has long been a political hot potato -- it was banned in California by a 1998 ballot measure, which the state Senate is now asking voters to repeal. But politics aside, there's an increasing amount of scientific support...
  • On the Daily Press Bookshelf - May

    On the Daily Press Bookshelf - May
    Here’s a look at several local-author books recently sent to the Daily Press newsroom: “The Price of Liberty: Merlynn’s Pride” by Norfolk’s Charla Westa. Fiction. A young woman, raised in a loving home, turns to...
  • Scarlett Johansson sues French novelist for 'stealing' her image

    Scarlett Johansson sues French novelist for 'stealing' her image
    Scarlett Johansson is suing a French writer and trying to stop translations and film adaptations of his novel, alleging that the work of fiction makes fraudulent claims about her personal life and “commercial use” of her image, according to...
  • In the Pipeline: Help for vets goes beyond sign

    In the Pipeline: Help for vets goes beyond sign
    Leave a little bit of extra time. That's the thing to remember when you stop by Johnny's Saloon on Beach Boulevard to talk to Johnny for a while. It's what I learned one recent night when I had a beer with the burly and bearded Johnny Kresimir in the...
  • Revenge and corruption play a part in Jo Nesbo's thriller 'The Son'

    Revenge and corruption play a part in Jo Nesbo's thriller 'The Son'
    With Stieg Larsson in the ground, Jo Nesbo is the reigning king of Scandinavian crime fiction. He's sold 23 million books worldwide, including 3 million in his native Norway, a country with a population of just over 5 million. He is also a literal rock...
  • Dinah Lenney's 'The Object Parade' on what we keep, hand down

    Dinah Lenney's 'The Object Parade' on what we keep, hand down
    "Things — alone and in relation to other things — tell the stories of our lives," writes Dinah Lenney in her prismatic collection of brief, related essays, "The Object Parade." By summoning all manner of physicality — some easily...